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“Nicest temple in Kaifeng”

Yanqing Taoist Temple
Reviewed October 6, 2017

It isn't the biggest, or the most visited, but this compact, unusual temple has some very interesting features that makes it the most interesting to visit. The small tower in the centre is particularly of note. RMB30 to visit, but definitely worth it.

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Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

This Taoist temple is really rather beautiful. Set in the historic old part of Keifeng, it grabbed our attention in passing by in a bus and we jumped off to get a closer look.

Every detail is colourful and attractive, with woodcarving and mural paintings on every surface. Even the legs of the censers are embossed with yin and yang symbols and stylised faces. However, the highlight is undoubtedly the central tower, which is a fourteenth century structure from the Yuan Dynasty.

It consists of a square base in a Mongol style with an octagonal Chinese pavilion on top. This combination is utterly unique. The turquoise tiling and friezes of dragons and horse riders adds to the beauty of tjis rare monument. However, the temple is small, which makes the 30 yuan entrance fee a tad expensive.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

If you are interested in temples like me, you will love this small Taoist temple. It has a very interesting central tower and it is worth having a look. The people who care for the temple are really friendly and the Taoist priest tries hard to communicate with you.

I am not sure if it is worth the 30 RMB entry fee though, as it is very small and you can see everything in under 20 minutes. I enjoyed it, but it might not be everybody's cup of tea.

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